Sunday, August 2, 2009

spring cleaning marathon

can you win a spring cleaning marathon if you play all by yourself, hmmmm I guess not, but my house has been sprung as clean as a whistle, and still 5 weeks to go 'til spring, boy am I feeling pretty ahead of myself... hehehe

but all thanks to Mr Painter really as otherwise I would not have bothered, every single stick of furniture has been pulled out, washed and vacuumed behind, in front, sideways you name it, it has been done, windows, carpets, drapes all vacuumed whistle clean!

washing in, dry, folded and away in cupboards, even managed to wash the woolrests (fluffy sheepskin underblanket thingees), and put them back on the beds,

not doing any more now til we move, that dresser is just staying where it is for now, but definitely going to paint it white..

have managed to get a few more boxes of "stuff" packed, and stored in the garage,

so Mr Painter is back in the morning to tidy up a few bits'n'pieces that he forgot about (wee few paint marks on the carpet!!), but otherwise all done and looking good, although still have a few bits to put in place, and some artwork to hang back up...

all in good time (Did ya Mum say that too Deb??),

these guys have found themselves at home...

and so have these ones, don't they look happy!

have a good week everyone,



kiwicarole said...

Fantastic job, it probably feels like you're living in a new house! I have planned to start on my spring cleaning during the next uni break which is in August.I'm mentally preparing myself for it! lol

loulee said...

Fantastic, I love spring cleaning and the lovely fresh feel once it's all completed.

Lori Holt said...

Your house looks beautiful!!!I'm jealous...Ive been spending too much time in the garden.
x Lori

Sew Useful Designs said...


I think that even if there were other competitors in your marathon - you would still win!

Doesn't it feel good?! Now then... if you're not busy on Friday morning.... (he he he!!!)

Vikki xx

debi @ life in my studio said...

Wow, your house looks great! We're 2/3 of the way through summer and I still haven't started my spring cleaning yet! lol
Thanks for visiting my blog...and for the sweet comment!
Hugs, Debi

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Shiree, your house looks so fresh and clean. Paint does a house good.
Keep Stitchen'

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I am impressed on your head start to spring cleaning! I love how you have draped a quilt over the banister at the top of the stairs.Everything looks lovely.

Anonymous said...

Looking good Shiree. I'm impressed- my grandmother would call that a "bottoming out" of a room. I hope you manage to get the paint out of the carpet.

Terry said...

Everything looks wonderful! How about coming to my house next? LOL

Annette said...

That must be a great feeling to have the house freshly painted and cleaned. All the best with the packing over the next couple of months!

Lisa said...

Hi Shiree..thanks for dropping by my blog. Its great to meet another New Zealander that loves to quilt. I also visited Debs blog too. I will have to check out some of the blogs that you visit...I can see there is some other NZ ones there :-) take care Lisa